Why can't a decision to make an answer
community wiki be reversed?
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closed as too localized by Robert Harvey Jan 3 '12 at 23:50
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I don't think it's about gaming. A community wiki post is one that belongs to the community. It doesn't matter if it got that way by the number of edits, or by the OP "donating" it to the community by checking the box manually, it's still community owned. It would seem rude to me for an individual to take back something that was owned by the community.
I can still see the need for it if the box was checked accidentally. In this case I think it should be possible to uncheck the box within the initial 5-minute edit "grace period".
To prevent gaming. I do think there are some exceptional cases where it is fair for a question or answer to go back to normal mode. Perhaps the moderators need that power.